Seed of a Giant Tree is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Seed of a Giant Tree

Makes enemies react to invaders.

The giant trees were also known as watcher trees, and their seeds unmask invaders.

When used effectively, these seeds will help counter dark spirits.


Seed of a Giant Tree Usage

  • Use to make enemies hostile towards invaders.
  • Also reacts to NPC invaders.
  • Especially effective against Londor Pale Shade and Knight Slayer Tsorig since they tends to invade areas with large amount of enemies nearby.
  • Drop at the crow nest to receive the Iron Leggings - the leg part of the Armor of the Sun Set



Seed of a Giant Tree Locations

  • Obtained from the dead giant-shaped tree at both Firelink Shrines in the Cemetery of Ash and Untended Graves. Look just before the Tower Door near the cliff.
  • 10% chance to spawn when invaded. Increases by 10% each time until maxing at 50%. Resets to 10% when obtained.




  • The tree can only have one seed waiting to be collected at a time, even if multiple invaders have been banished since you last checked the tree.
  • Players can hold 3 seeds at a time and store 600.
  • As of Regulation 1.33 App Version 1.13, Seeds now only last for 45 seconds, but their spawn rate has been increased
  • You can also no longer trade Seeds with other players. You can drop them, but no one else will be able to see them and pick them up.
  • As an invader, you can tell if the host has used a seed by the status effect icon (rather than waiting to see whether NPCs attack you)



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    • Anonymous

      13 Oct 2020 13:59  

      Pretty sure the drop can be triggered from other events too. I recall having runs when it has just dropped me one even when I haven't been invaded at all.

      • Anonymous

        07 Oct 2020 01:30  

        I think it was safe to get them with cheat engine, when they were tradeable. Does anybody know if it is still safe or will it result in a ban now, since they are not tradeable anymore? Not that I would do that, just curious.

        • Anonymous

          15 Sep 2020 02:08  

          I wish you could trade this. :(
          Invade as a Mound-Maker, cast Warmth near the host and then give them seeds to prove you are there just to help and kill invaders.

          • Anonymous

            09 Sep 2020 06:09  

            Man I think I ran into hacker, I waited in an area with no pve and waited like 15 minutes because he kept popping these smh hate hackers. Ended up just using the black crystal.

            • Anonymous

              03 Aug 2020 08:12  

              okay, next time I'm on another ng+ I'll just pop it in anor londo if invaders come while I'm still dealing with the drang gank duo...

              what, you mad because you and your other aldrich faithfuls couldn't 5 person gank me with the npcs?

              • Anonymous

                27 Jul 2020 21:51  

                OK OK I understand being upset at a host who uses this, but hear me out: I got my SL45 all the way to NG++ with only +4 weapons so when I get invaded they have to deal with NG++ enemies. It's my build, bro!

                • Anonymous

                  25 Jul 2020 23:31  

                  Invasion is not a duel, there is arena for 1v1. When you invade, you will use everything available trying to kill me then of course I will use everything available trying to kill you, simple as that. No one invited you to my world dude.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Jul 2020 22:41  

                    I can get why people would be frustrated when a host uses this and they have a full set of phantoms but if they're fighting you 1v1 and you run off it's entirely fair game.

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Jul 2020 23:31  

                      It doesn’t work on hodrick for some reason. I got invaded be4 reaching the bonfire by the tree boss. So I teleported back to the main bonfire to get the seed and use it against him. It had no effect. Not even the giant archer noticed.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Jul 2020 00:26  

                        Disclaimer the seed only works for hostiles that are already in your world. If you invade after this is cast only the already established invaders will be susceptible to mob attacks. Happened a couple times invading as a mad phantom.

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Jun 2020 14:50  

                          I mean, the second the host pops this I'm gonna kite the enemy to them. I've even got two vids of me doing this in anor londo :I

                          • Anonymous

                            17 Jun 2020 14:34  

                            The moment when the host, that's been hiding behind phantoms for the past five min, pops a seed. FIGHT ME LIKE A MAN DAMN IT!

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Jun 2020 02:16  

                              >Hosts crying about invaders hiding behind mobs >Invaders crying about hosts not coming to them to fight Stop whining. Invaders are supposed to play dirty. Git gud or die trying.

                              • Anonymous

                                12 Jun 2020 23:07  

                                I love seeing an invader get rekt by mobs after running away like a *****. Don't invade and run away, such a coward thing to do. Pisses me off.

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